Support Special Events

Abbott House special events support our vision of building bridges to promising futures.  Our children, adolescents and adults critically depend on our partnership.  Without you and others like you, we simply could not begin to make a meaningful difference in their lives. 

There are a variety of ways to get involved, and we invite you to learn more and get in touch at

Loving Arms Award Dinner

 We wrap our arms around children, families and adults with complex needs to build lasting foundations that hold the promise of a real and thriving future. At this annual gala, Abbott House presents two awards: the Dignity of Family Life Award and the Friend of Abbott House Award, to individuals and organizations that have consistently demonstrated their unwavering support and advocacy of those we serve.

See some of the photos from our 2017 Dinner below

5K Run/Walk Event

Join us for our first 5k Fun Run/Walk event in Riverside Park, NYC on Sunday, November 12, 2017 as we take action to help children and adults counting on us.

Annual Holiday Gift Drive

 Abbott House’s annual gift drive helps brighten the holiday for hundreds of children and adolescents in foster care, as well as developmentally disabled adults without families.  New items are collected year-round through corporate and community drives.  Suggested items include gift cards for adolescents, art and crafts supplies and kits, sports equipment, board games, electronics, makeup, jewelry, nail polish, and interactive games. Gifts are distributed in late December.

Dave Wade Memorial Golf Outing

Dave Wade had a big, warm heart.  His sense of humor, love, and loyalty to family and friends is why he holds a special place in everyone’s heart.  Dave helped start, and was the greatest cheerleader for the annual Abbott House Golf Outing because of his passion and commitment to improving the lives of children, families, and developmentally disabled adults. This annual outing held each year in May is a full day of golf, contests, dinner and cocktails.

  • Save the Date!

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018
    Knollwood Country Club - Elmsford, NY

    Don't golf? Join us for dinner and a wine tasting